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In today's Daily Digest, the FAO calls for more efficient and responsible management of natural resources, a report from the University of Cambridge is calling for legislation regulating AI transparency and safety, and more.
The UK's BioIndustry Association has released a report which says that the UK's TechBio sector is thriving, with companies integrating biotechnology and technology seamlessly. The report adds that the last year has seen a wave of new companies established which have secured significant investment.
A report from the University of Cambridge is calling for legislation regulating AI transparency and safety. This would allow UK industry and education to put resources into AI development with confidence, the report asserts.
The WHO has released a publication setting out key regulatory considerations on AI for health. The publication emphasises the importance of establishing AI system safety and effectiveness.
The WHO has released a core package of 13 critical interventions to help countries when developing, monitoring and implementing national action plans on antimicrobial resistance.
The European Commission has given the all clear for Pfizer's acquisition on Seagen, which specialises in oncology therapies. The Commission concluded that the acquisition would not raise competition concerns in the European Economic Area.
The European Commission has fined several pharmaceutical companies, including Alkaloids of Australia, and Boehringer a total of €13.4 million for participating in a cartel concerning an 'important pharmaceutical ingredient' used in the manufacture of the abdominal antispasmodic drug Buscopan and its generic versions.
The Food and Agricultural Organization's Science and Innovation Forum, taking place 16-20 October, has called for the bioeconomy to be a catalyst for addressing the climate crisis and achieving global agrifood sustainability through more efficient and responsible management of natural resources.